so how many languages

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Atef, May 2, 2005.

  1. how many languages do each of you speak, let's rate it from
    beginner - adequate - good - fluent - mothertongue, or as it is, 1 to 5
    let me start

    Dutch - mothertongue
    English - Fluent
    French - Good
    German - beginner/adequate
    latin and old greek reading- beginner(even though I've had 3 to 5 years of both of them... I'm kinda lazy...)

    oh and let's list where you come from too: The Netherlands it is for me
  2. walewein


    Jun 13, 2003
    I should be able to speak Dutch, French, German and English...But that was 2 years ago, I should start watching french tv again...
  3. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Dutch: mothertongue 5
    English: writing fluent, oral somewhere between 3 and 4
    German: good 3
    French: adequate 2
    Spanish: beginner 1
    Latin: beginner 1
  4. dave_clark69

    dave_clark69 Guest

    Jan 17, 2003
    English (Best)
    German (worst)
    HTML/CSS (good)
    actionscript (good)
  5. karrot-x

    karrot-x Banned

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    English: 5
    German: 1

  6. I can speak a few, well some of a few...

    English- 1st Language
    French- Leant language- Reasonable, but I haven't used it in a while.
    Gaelic- Some, very hard to learn from Australia.
    Japanese- Primary School language... Cant rember jack!
  7. English - mother tongue.
    Spanish - fluent-ish. Have been learning for five years now (from Chileans, no less!)
    Japanese - basic vocabulary. Counting to 20, colours, introducing myself, and that's about it.

    I love Spanish, though. One day I want to have a conversation with my teacher/friend in perfect Spanish, in thanks for everything he's given me.
  8. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I speak the language of love.....lookout ladies.... :D
  9. Ooh, Señor Latimour, no puedo resistir, ¡me tengo tener tu!

    BTW, who's that in your avatar?
  10. German-fluent(mothertongue)
    English-fluent(5 years in the States)
    French-I can speak it allright but I suck at writing.
    Spanish-for now I can order a beer but I'm planning to do some intensive studying this summer.
  11. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Surely you jest?!

    American English - mothertongue

    I can get around pretty good in China and Mexico but I'm not fluent in Chinese or ..Mexican.

    brad cook
  12. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    English-4 (i would have given myself a 3 but i studder a lot, and then i have given myself a 5 because i use a lot of big words
    American Sign Lanugage-1 (i'm wanting to learn more)
  13. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    English : The broken Mangled American Kind, Portugese: Need a refreasher, Brazil was a cool place! And is far as the Language of love, when I begin to smooth talk the ladies it's kinda like Sir Lancelot from the Holy Grail, "Run Away, Run Away" "When Danger reared it's ugly head, he kindly turned his butt and fled, Oh, Brave sir Lancelot" :rolleyes:
  14. BigJH


    Jan 20, 2001
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    English - Mothertongue

    German - good (I can't wait for my intensive studying over the summer in Germany.)

    Latin - poor (I took three years in high school and don't remember much)
  15. Somewhere in the neigborhood of +15 years ago I could get around in Spanish- I'd lived in El Paso for a year and then to Panama for a little less than 2 years. I couldn't tell you how to order a burrito in a Mexican restaurant now...
    Sir Robin...

  16. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    English- I was born in America...
    Spanish- Spanish 1...
    Ebonics- I'm workin on it... :rolleyes:
  17. luxembourgish - mothertongue 5
    german - fluent 5
    french - 4
    english - 4
    italian 1 ( vacation )
    spanish -1 ( curses...)
    portuguese -1 ( same here :D 15 % of our total population are portuguese

    once again it's pretty unique here . It's probably the only country in the world where the average person speaks about 4 languages.( or even more)
    Almost 40 % ! are foreigners
    We have 3 official languages ( luxembourgish , french and german ) The fact that it is a multilingual country also helps us
    economical I love the diversity of this country. Sometimes it annoys me but most of the time i like it.
  18. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    English - Mothertongue
    French - Better at reading then speaking, only made it to passe parfait / passe compose in my classes
    Java - good
    Objective-C - good
    HTML - poor
  19. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Oh yeah as i'm posting this i'm in QBASIC Programming class. :p
  20. f_london


    Aug 17, 2004
    Spanish-0/1 (starting to pick some up from friends, should learn more because i'm not too far from the border)

    Texas (US)